Comrade Financial Group put together this brief video going over changes for Health Insurance under the Affordable Care Act for residents in Maryland, DC and Virginia.
Most people are unaware that yes Obamacare or Affordable Care Act open enrollment starts on October 1st with effective dates of Jan 1, 2012. That is for individuals and family plans. The Small Business open enrollment will start Jan 1,2014 with effective date of Mar 31, 2012. The majority of the people still don’t have a clue about their current plans and if they will continue through that start of ACA implementation. If your current plan was in place prior to Mar 1, 2010 your plan could be grandfathered but please check to see if the benefit level is increasing to match the new required Essential Health Benefits. If not, then your plan is on the old system of doing things. Please check with a knowledgable broker on the subject if you are unclear.
Individual Disability Insurance is a great idea. It is Insurance designed to replace anywhere from 40-60% of your gross income on a tax-free basis should you become Sick or Ill and keeps you from earning an income. All policies are different and it is very detailed so you can’t really shop online for it. You have to contact an Insurance Broker to find out exactly what you need and expect from the policy. If you work in an office, your premiums will most likely be lower than an Iron worker and vise versa. There is Own Occupation which is the most comprehensive you can get. There are other policies like Income Replacement and Gainful Occupation that pay less but that is the best reason to call someone and discuss your options. No one expects to become Disabled, but it happens and there is Insurance for it. You can also use riders to Life Insurance policies and Annuity contracts that can accomplish the same coverage.
Jack Fleming – Ins. Broker
It was time to do a blog posting about my Insurance Agency. Some people have asked me why “Comrade”. Most people don’t understand what Comrade actually means. It means “Friend” or “Ally” and of course over the years there have been many meanings to many words. Coming from a Combat Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division, it is better to be a friend of Jack, than not. I started this Agency with a passion for helping people with their money.
Over the years and in my own life, saving money and getting the best deal I could was a primary concern. I meet people everyday, some I can help and some I can’t, but I have given my best effort in helping them make their lives better. There is no
secret about Insurance, Its there and will be there long after I am gone. But there are masses that still don’t understand it. They just know that if they pay they will be covered. As a Insurance Broker, there is the innate ability to pick and choose what product best fits the needs of the client. I am not Superman, just a dedicated professional with a tireless passion.
If you have found this blog post, we have just had a chance encounter to help make someone’s life a little better. Thank you all for your continued support and word of mouth advertising. It is greatly appreciated. Thank You!
There are first some basic fundamentals about insurance.
The first one is that Insurance is by definition the method
of reduction of risk by spreading the risk to many people.
There is a law of large numbers that is applicable for any
Insurance to work. The Insurance companies use mortality
tables and actuaries keep detailed data on Health trends as
well as Life expectancy. So therefore If you are one person
looking for specific type of Insurance, then you might have
a very high premium. However if you are just like or very
similar to a large group of people seeking Insurance for
a common thing like Life Insurance, then your premiums
will be lower. Health Insurance is based mostly on Family
history and risks that are known, either by you answering
a question on the application, or from past Dr. visits and
past medical history. So if 7 people from your family have
all passed away from Heart Disease, then expect your
premiums to be higher. The most important thing with
any Insurance policy is to have a great agent. You can find
one at Comrade Financial Group. Then once you get a
policy, read, read, read and then ask plenty of questions.
Just remember that no question is a stupid questions. It’s
your Life, It’s your Health so step up and educate yourself.
Thanks again for supporting my agency and my blog and I
will be happy to answer any questions that come my way.
Jack Fleming Ins. Broker
Jack Fleming is proud to announce the grand opening
of Comrade Financial Group. Choosing a business name
is really pretty difficult. After you type in hundreds of
names and finally find one that’s not taken, then you have
to look up every conceivable definition of that name.
I chose Comrade Financial Group for many reasons.
First Comrade is defined as friend or ally in over 60
different languages. As a Veteran of the U.S. Army
having served in the Gulf War during Desert Shield
and Desert Storm of 1991, I know what a comrade is.
My fellow Paratroopers in the 82nd Airborne Division
helped me learn and live by the rules of Honor,
Dedication, Hard Work and always moving forward.
I have applied these same principles to my agency of
helping those that would other wise not have a full
understanding of the Insurance world. We all know we
need insurance, but what is the best product for you
and your needs at any specific time in your life? That’s
why I have started my agency to help clients understand
the big picture. I will be here for you and your needs.
Also a great big Thank You to all of my friend and family
that have helped me achieve my dream. I look forward to
serving you and your family’s needs.